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“A Tradition of Excellence”
Review of Captain's Quarters Incorporated - CLOSED

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Captain's Quarters Incorporated
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Northbrook, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“A Tradition of Excellence”
Reviewed May 24, 2011

This place has history on its side. Through good times and bad, Captain's Quarters has been an excellent model for how to run an independent, neighborhood restaurant.

I took my wife there for her birthday yesterday. Both of us really enjoyed our experience: The 70's nautical decor, outstanding service ~ thanks to our waiter, Chris ~ and, of course, the food and drinks.

We ordered a couple of the evenings specials: Amy had a pasta and shrimp dish. Just delicious! I had a lightly-breaded pork tenderloin dish with mash potatoes and gravy. It was very good: cooked to perfection, and served hot on the plate.

Dinner came with a simple, very fresh iceberg and romaine lettuce. Both of us had the creamy garlic dressing. Very good. There were also fresh rolls and bread sticks on the table.

Not much to say about the Absolut and Ketel One cocktails. If you like vodka, you'll appreciate the generous pour. The blue cheese stuffed olives were fresh and tasty.

After dinner, Chris brought a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce to us ~ gratis ~ for the perfect end to a very nice birthday celebration.

On the way out, I made it a point to thank the owner, George, who was sitting at a small table in the bar. For the record, George, thanks again. And thanks for living by that old adage: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank M&ALongGrove
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30 reviews from our community

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English first
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed May 14, 2011

Would not have entered unless it was highly recommended. Have been going for years and always impressed with food quality -great fresh fish!

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Thank ali4gator
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“where everyone knows your name”
Reviewed May 5, 2010

This is truly a friendly restaurant. The customers know everyone else (like that TV show Cheers). The food is delicious and moderately priced. The menu variety will suit anyone's taste. It's small, hidden in a strip mall. Don't drive on by....stop in.

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Thank estebanChicago
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I love this place”
Reviewed September 30, 2008

You can't miss on the menu they really care about the quality of the food & large portions. Staff is very friendly and will remember you by name if you come again (and you will).

2 Thank cellphonestef
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Chicago, IL
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A Must try - Gr8 restaurant”
Reviewed April 16, 2006

Went to Captains Quarters restaurant this past Friday night. The bar area will filled with people having a great time. We were a party of 4 and we were seated promptly and even greeted by the owner.

We told him we were there on a recommendation of a waitress from another restaurant. He welcomed us with open arms..and came over periodically to check on us and make sure everything was nothing short of perfect.

It truly was.. PERFECT.. The menu had wonderful choices and a great variety.. The prices were great and the food SUPERB.

If you are in the area and even if you aren't you should make it your business to try this restaurant.

It is quite deceiving from the outside..but you will sure be glad you did try this.

Looking forward to going back again and again.

A definate MUST TRY restaurant.

3 Thank Brianjams2
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